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Q: IMITREX IN GENERIC (DOES IT WORK)

FrownI TAKE IMITREX AND NOW THE INSURANCE COMPANY CHARGES MORE BECAUSE IT CAME OUT IN GENERIC, SO I HAVE TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE, IF I WANT THE ORIGINAL

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Megan Oltman, Community Member
6/ 3/09 9:04pm

Hi Sweet Pea -

 

I have been taking the generic sumatriptan (Imitrex) and I've found it works just the same as the brand name for me. I have heard others say it works fine, and still others that it doesn't work as well for them - so it may be like many things, that it varies from one person to another.  If I was you, I would try it, and if you find it's not as good for you, talk to your doctor. Maybe the insurance company will cover the brand-name if your doctor writes a statement of medical necessity for you.

 

Good luck!

- Megan

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tamms4, Community Member
6/ 5/09 1:11am

Hi Sweet pea,

For me it's hard to tell because when I had to take the name brand, I had to pay a co pay for my insurance.  So I didn't take them untill I knew I really needed them and most of the time it would  be too late.  With the generic they are free, so I don't wait so long and I feel better sooner.  I do tend to feel much more tired tho, but that could be because they are actually working

Tammy

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